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  1. nailer123

    nailer123 TS Member

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    do you think bio target are harder
     
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    No,but they taste better
     
  4. phirel

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    If anything, they might be softer. A harder target can be more brittle and easier to break.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    pick up several unbroken bios with shot holes in them. Ill pic and post soon.
     
  6. hmb

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    They are harder to break. HMB
     
  7. LDAdd

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    We've been shooting White Flyer bio targets at our club for nearly a year (due to the apparent unavailability of standard targets) and the consensus is that they break very well and except for the residual white smoke ball (target dust) instead of the traditional grey smoke ball, there is no difference. We don't experience any difference in breakage in handling and I don't recall the difference in price. Also, after a fairly rainy winter (not over yet either) I don't think anyone has made any kind of study of what's happening to the broken pieces lying out there, that is, are they melting away due to the elements? We'll have to take a look at that and see what's happening, maybe even create a couple of test areas with standard and bio residue.
    Cheers

    Larry
     
  8. Tripod

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    the ones we threw were white flyer and they made the ground so acidic that it killed the grass. ground is still dead 2 years later. They do biodegrade, How fast I think will vary with moisture conditions
     
  9. Soot Them All

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    They also Kill ALL the Ground cover or grass, they also stink like heck when you mow over, just my 2 cents worth SF.
     
  10. maclellan1911

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    they do stink! if you lime fertilize and maintain your fields all should grow well. you pile anything a few inches deep on a lawn and it will kill it. We planted winter rye and it groes like crazy.
     
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    They have a sulfur base and when you add moisture it turns acid. Machine corrosion id a problem as well as taking the soil to a lower Ph that does not help in lead reclaimination. Unless you really have to stay away from them.

    Tom
     
  12. maclellan1911

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    most of the shot should be well beyond the target zone.
     
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    The shot fall area is beyond where the targets fall, but depending on the configuration of the land, water can move great distances both above and below the ground.

    Lime should be applied to all shot fall zones. If biodegradable targets are used, more lime should be added to the target fall area.

    Also- The term biodegradable is not correctly used with these targets. Water soluble would be a better term. Most likely, for marketing reasons, White Flyer did not want to print "water soluble" on the target boxes.

    Pat Ireland
     
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